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Mint, Gold and Blush Wedding Inspiration Shoot

There is something about this time of year that leaves me hungry for inspiration. Perhaps it’s the clean slate that comes with the turn of the calendar, but whatever it is, I soak up inspiration like a sponge. And I couldn’t be happier to do so when it’s as pretty as this shoot below from Little Flower Shop and Cojo Photo.  Filled with the prettiest hues of mint, blush and gold this gallery is a great place to devour some seriously good inspiration.


From Cojo PhotoWe wanted to do a styled shoot, and gathered some of the best vendors in Winnipeg/Manitoba to collaborate with us. We went with a Mint, Gold, Blush and White theme for the shoot. The shoot was setup as to be a mock wedding and inspiration for other brides out there. We had the dress and the color scheme and got in touch with the other vendors to make the rest of it happen. A lot of great people came together to make this one happen.

The bride is Amanda Jonasson (She is also the other half of Cojo Photo, she is also responsible for coming up with the idea for this shoot.) Bridesmaid is her friend Kristen, Groom is Mike, and the Groomsman is Ryan. When getting the vendors together for this one we pretty much told them the theme we were working with and let them go with it and come up with the rest to show off their talents. The table by Haven Design was our first building block for the shoot, everything needed to go with it. Without that table it just wouldn’t have been the same.

From Little Flower ShopThe color theme and feel was the first thing that needed to be addressed. The inspiration colors are gold, mint, & ivory. The feel was rustic/vintage…this came from the beautiful table used in the shoot and definitely made the statement that was required to move forward with the accessories needed to bring the vintage to light! We had used classic mahogany chiavari chairs and lace runners adorned with gold beaded chargers set for six. To balance thid gorgeous table we hung a black wrought iron chandelier above it and then we smothered it in seeded eucalyptus. This alone was quite the eye catcher :) With a rectangle table we were able to put several sizes and styles of candle holders all through the center that filled in the body of the table.

We added gold mercury vases filled with ivory roses, blush roses and sahara roses from Peru. We simply put gold candelabras in on plain pillars for more interest and background. We then did a bride bouquet In a free flow style with a matching bridesmaid bouquet. The roses were sahara, ivory roses, blush roses, and seeded eucalyptus.

Wrapped in burlap and lace we did matching boutonniere for the groom and groomsmen in the same roses and seeded eucalyptus for the coordinating feel.

Photography: Cojo Photo | Floral Design: Little Flower Shop | Cakes: Cake-ology | Stationery: Keeks Paper Co. | Make Up: 2 Chicks And A Bag Of Makeup | Brides Dress: Madison 4418 | Bridesmaids' Dress: Hush | Decor: Little Flower Shop | Studio: Aspire Studio | Table: Haven Design

Vintage Glam Winnipeg Wedding

Sometimes I look at a wedding and I feel like my heart is going to come out of my chest. This is just such a wedding. Every sweet detail, every image from Moore Photography and every look between this (ridiculously good looking) Bride and Groom makes my heart sing. As this gorgeous Bride put it, “what’s more beautiful than two people in love?” I can’t think of much. See even more here.



From The Bride…I can now understand why people say your wedding is one of the best days of your life. What is more beautiful than 2 people in love? Kevin and I met in high school at the young ages of 15 and 17 years old. I have to say I feel so lucky to have been able to grow and experience life with him from such a young age. Seeing Kev at the end of the aisle and being surrounded by the most important people in our lives could not have made my heart more happy. The day was perfect from start to finish and we truly would not have changed anything.

Our wedding vision was vintage-glam. I have always had a love for all things vintage and find things like this intriguing. Kev and I started the hunt for the perfect antique items as soon as we got engaged. We picked out the typewriter, old books, watering can, dresser etc. to make our vision come to life while still adding in sparkly and glittery touches whenever we could! (There is never enough sparkle!). Our ceremony was held at an old cathedral style church with a stunning red carpet aisle and the reception took place at an ultra modern venue in Assiniboine Park with glass windows from the floor to the ceiling. My dress was purchased at Kleinfeld and designed by the amazing Pnina Tornai. Lucky me, it was her trunk show that weekend so I actually got fitted and measured by the designer herself! (such a cool experience!). Everything fell into place and Kev and I truly had the wedding of our dreams!

Photography: Moore Photography | Cinematography: Gritty Productions | Floral Design: Academy Florist | Wedding Gown: Kleinfeld By Pnina Tornai | Cake: Jenna Rae Cakes | Invitations: In So Many Words And Designed By Groom | Ceremony Venue: St. Luke's Anglican Church | Reception Venue: Qualico Family Centre | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: ASOS | Makeup: MAC | Hair: Bern's & Black Salon | Bride's Bracelet: Lavender By Jurgita | Bridesmaid's Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Chairs: Moments Wedding And Event Planning | Event Design & Planning: Soiree Event Planning | Head Piece: Doloris Petunia | Linens: Planned Perfectly

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CEDAR Juice + A Discount + A Giveaway!

Looking your best on your wedding is a given — but feeling your best? It’s a must. That’s why were loving CEDAR Juice, the cold pressed juice cleanse that will help you look + feel amazing for your big day. Not only do CEDAR Juices taste amazing, but they are the perfect kickstart to a whole new healthy living routine!

With CEDAR Juice, not only will you feel rejuvenated on the inside, but you’ll be glowing on the outside — all in time for your big day! Here are just a few of the amazing benefits you’re in for:

  • Energy, Energy, Energy: By the end of day 2 you’ll feel energized & up for anything. We’re not talking the kind of energy you get from your 3pm coffee…this is long lasting energy!
  • Improved Skin Tone:  By flooding your body with nutrients, and omitting processed foods, dairy, meat and grains, your skin will glow. Hello, wedding day photos!
  • Real Weight Loss: Though some of the weight that is lost is water weight, you’ll also naturally lose “real” weight by cutting processed foods, empty calories + dairy!
  • Increased Mental Clarity: There are a million things that need to get done before a wedding, and CEDAR Juice will help you get that to-do list finished by clearing that dreaded “brain fog” we all get.
  • Better Sleep: No more tossing + turning for you! By the end of the three day cleanse, you’ll look forward to better sleep patterns.

Before your cleanse begins, CEDAR Juice provides you with information on how to best prepare (what to eat, what to avoid, etc.) and they also include their Black Book of instructions to help you stay on track. During the cleanse, CEDAR will be in touch to make sure all is going well and after it’s all over, they provide guidance on how to ease back into real foods!

Since doing a cleanse is always easier + more fun with friends, get your honey or bridesmaids on board — because feeling amazing is for everyone! Getting started on your CEDAR Juice cleanse is easy. Simply order online, and they’ll ship the juices right to your door (shipping is free across Ontario). As a special offer for Style Me Pretty readers, CEDAR Juice is offering their three-day cleanse for just $199 with promo code stylemepretty!


The Prize: A lucky reader will win a 3-day cleanse from CEDAR Juice!

To Enter: Comment on this post with why you’d love to win a cleanse from CEDAR Juice.

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced in the WIUP on Friday, November 21, 2014

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck!


Rustic DIY Wedding in Winnipeg

Personal touches are my absolute favorite thing at weddings. Combine those with my love of food and I’m the happiest wedding guest there. This rustic Winnipeg wedding not only had family style tacos but loved ones also contributed homemade cheesecakes. Simply Rosie Photography captured every delicious detail and you can fulfill your cravings for sweet love right this way.


From Academy Florist… Jewel and Connor are the kind of couple you want to do anything for. They were separated between two countries for much of their relationship and seeing those two become one was almost too much. A day filled with emotion and beauty. It was the most beautiful family wedding you’ve ever seen.

From the carefully woven bracelets to the perfect floral hair piece, Jewel was true to her name and looked stunning from head to toe. Her decor was a combined effort of gorgeous do-it-yourself projects. The seating chart, ceremony backdrop and sweet signage was all done by the bride and her sisters (many of which made up her bridal party)! Her blooms were a combination of garden roses, special fillers, foraged local greens and a few extra special touches. The centerpieces donned some locally grown crab apples as well as multiple varieties of foraged foliage. 

The couple chose to have family style tacos as their reception meal, a trail mix bar, and carefully hung twinkle lights to set the mood for a family affair. The desserts were another combined effort by family and friends, all handmade by scratch.

Jewel and Connor are so in love and are finally together forever. A match made in heaven with the perfect compliment of a gorgeous wedding to set them off into their future.

From The Bride…My dress was David’s Bridal. However I bought the dress as a strapless and as you can see it is clearly not a strapless! I wanted to design the top of the dress, so when my mom and I found lace to match the dress, we brought the dress to ‘Anita Pulling Thread’ in Portage La Prairie where I explained to Anita what I wanted and she did not disappoint! She is a phenomenal seamstress!

Two of the bridesmaid’s dresses were from Dillards, two from Neiman Marcus, and four were custom-made to match the other dresses by a woman named Miriam Ramos. Two of the flower girl dresses were from Edens Boutique. My ring was from Dennis Jewelers. Connor designed the ring and brought his design to Dennis Jewelers in San Antonio to create it, it was my dream ring and I didn’t even pick it out or show him pictures!

The catering was from BMC Market, an authentic Mexican restaurant in Osborne. Connor and I went on a date there one time, and loved their tacos so much that we asked if they would consider catering for our wedding… they did! And the food was just fantastic! Cheesecakes were one of our best ideas. Connor and I chose five different flavors of cheesecake and distributed the creation of them to our friends and family. 

Centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages were by Academy Florist, and they brightened up everything! I couldn’t have been happier with this choice! Our photographer was Simply Rosie Photography (my dear aunt is the best). Our photo booth was 3 Clicks Photo Booths (so many props, great quality pictures, so accommodating – we LOVED them)!

My hair was done by Annah Goody (A friend of mine who is a student at the Aveda institute & Academy Salon). My makeup was done by many of my bridesmaids and a friend of mine, who is with Mary Kay!

Photography: Simply Rosie Photography | Flowers: Academy Florist | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Jewelry: Sugar Blossom Designs | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Neiman Marcus | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Miriam Ramos | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dillards | Catering: BMC Market | Groom's Suit: Granger Owings | Wedding Venue: The Rustic Wedding Barn | Bride's Hair: Annah Goudy | Bride's Ring: Dennis Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Bracelets: Sugar Blossom Design | Dress Alterations: Anita Pulling Thread | Flower Girl Dresses: Edens Boutique | Groom's Ring: JBB Enterprises Inc. | Groomsmen Attire: Tiptop Tailors | Photobooth: 3 Clicks Photo Booths | Rentals: Lets Celebrate | Rentals: Party Stuff

Alexandra Grecco + A Discount + A Giveaway!

All kidding aside, I have spent many an hour planning the perfect outfit in my head that would highlight one of Alexandra Grecco’s incredible tulle skirts! Rooted in nostalgia, Alexandra Grecco’s heirloom-quality skirts are the perfect addition to an engagement shoot, a pre-wedding bash or even a holiday get together. Ready to swoon?

Alexandra Grecco released her first collection in 2010, which proved to be classic, feminine and truly beautiful. Based in Brooklyn, all of the six-layer tulle skirts are fully lined and have a lovely silk waistband. Layered to create the perfect fit, these timeless, high-quality pieces are made in NYC’s garment district. Available sizes 00-12 in a gorgeous array of colors (ivory, seafoam, grey, black, lavender and more), these Alexandra Grecco tulle numbers are seriously special!

These pretties are available through their online shop — check it out here! Oh, and there’s more! Alexandra Grecco is offering 20% off any purchase with code stylepretty! Offer valid until November 21, 2014. 


The Prize: A lucky reader will win a gorgeous tulle skirt (any color or size 00-12) from Alexandra Grecco! (value $188).

To Enter: Comment on this post with how and where you’d wear your Alexandra Grecco tulle skirt!

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced on our Social Hour post on Friday, November 21, 2014.

Terms & Conditions:  See them all right here. Good luck my dears! xoxo


Photo Credits: Ivory Tulle Skirt Couple : KT Merry | Ivory Tulle Skirt Photo: Atlantic Pacific